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Cryplogger AI collected the most important news from the world of AI over the past week.
- Sber estimated the effect of the introduction of AI at 205 billion rubles a year.
- The Ukrainian cyber police exposed a student who sold the personal data of citizens and developed a system to search for people by photo.
- American border guards have deployed robops to protect the southern border from illegal migrants.
- Clearview AI is investigating the possibility of creating an AR headset for the US Army.
- Chinese scientists have created an artificial womb with AI to grow mouse embryos.
- An Israeli company has developed a self-contained fruit picking complex.
- An exhibition of carpets generated by a neural network was held in New York.
- The most important AI deals of the last week.
AI brought to Sberbank 205 billion rubles in 2021
In 2021 Sberbank appreciated effect from the introduction of artificial intelligence in the amount of 205 billion rubles. A year earlier, this figure was at the level of 145 billion rubles, said the head of the company German Gref.
The bank noted that they have become market leaders in terms of the number of innovations in the field of information technology.
Gref also called e-commerce a key industry for growth and noted that by 2023 the company will enter the top 3 players in the market.
Kievlyanin developed a system for searching people by photo
Ukrainian Cyber Police exposed a student who sold data to over 20 million people. The perpetrator faces up to five years in prison.
According to law enforcement officers, the suspect created a bot in the messenger to sell personal information of citizens, indicating their passport details, TIN and phone numbers. The cost of the service was $1 per day or $4 for 20 attempts to search for information on a particular person.
The attacker also developed an artificial intelligence-based system for recognizing people from photographs that he uploaded from open sources.
Clearview AI will develop AR glasses for the US military
Infamous startup Clearview AI has been awarded a contract with the US Air Force to develop an augmented reality headset with facial recognition technology to improve airfield safety. The transaction amount is almost $50,000.
Clearview AI has expanded into Augmented Reality.
The company has a newly public contract with the US Air Force for “protecting airfields with augmented reality facial recognition glasses”.https://t.co/zDYfGxtmym pic.twitter.com/4ZjmGynpmN
— Jack Poulson (@_jack_poulson) February 3, 2022
By data Gizmodo, Clearview AI will explore the feasibility of such a system, as well as its scientific and technical merits, for three months. According to the contract, the company will not supply the military with glasses, devices or their prototypes.
The Air Force Research Lab said the technology will “save lives, save time and improve health” for soldiers by increasing social distancing and freeing up officers’ hands to grip weapons. AR glasses with face recognition technology will scan a given area and restrict unauthorized persons from accessing bases and flight lines, they added.
Media: Microsoft stopped the development of HoloLens 3
Microsoft stopped development of the HoloLens 3 mixed reality headset due to internal disagreements.
According to Business Insider, the company abandoned the production of MR glasses in mid-2021 after starting a partnership with Samsung. The tech giant’s deal has led to disagreements within the HoloLens development team and the layoff of some employees.
According to rumors, Microsoft refused to abandon its technology. At the same time, Samsung offered to independently produce the hardware component of the device, and the softserver giant to develop software for it.
According to the source, the engineers point to “confusion and strategic uncertainty” that has arisen in the company. Part of the team suggests that Microsoft focus on its own developments, the other – on the production of the metaverse platform for partners. Still others are sure that it is necessary to create products for customers, and some – to fulfill military contracts.
Microsoft said that HoloLens remains an important part of plans in the development of mixed reality and the metaverse. The company did not comment on the deal with Samsung.
In the United States attracted robops to patrol the southern border
US Department of Homeland Security published report on the use of robops on the southern border of the country.
Ghost Robots devices are designed to patrol the area and reduce the number of dangerous situations for people’s lives. The ministry said the southern border was “not a very hospitable place for man and beast,” but a machine could do well there.
US Customs and Border Protection considers the deployment of four-legged robots a “wise use of resources” due to various illegal activities on the country’s border. According to the customs officer, the car can even be used as cover in case of danger.
China has created an artificial womb for growing embryos
Chinese explorers developed smart system for caring for embryos in an artificial womb. It is already being tested on a large number of mouse embryos.
AI monitors the development of embryos around the clock and controls their growth in a special long-term cultivation device, which is a series of containers with a nutrient mixture. It detects even slight changes in the state of the embryos and reconfigures the environment, carbon dioxide supply and nutrition.
The system can also rank embryos according to health status and developmental potential. In the event of a defect or death of the embryo, she will alert specialists to remove it from the container.
Current international regulations prohibit experimental studies of human embryos after two weeks of development. However, the developers of the system believe that the study of later stages is necessary to understand the physiology of embryonic development and address congenital health problems.
Pinterest allows you to try on furniture in augmented reality
Company Pinterest added the AR-function of “trying on” furniture for any interiors into the application.
The system allows using augmented reality to place more than 80,000 products around the house from popular stores, including Crate & Barrel, CB2, Walmart, West Elm and Wayfair.
Pinterest believes that the technology will make the process of buying furniture easier and more convenient.
Israel builds fruit picking robot
Israeli company Tevel Aerobotics has created an autonomous robotic system for picking orchard fruits.
Each module consists of a mobile platform and quadrocopters attached to it by cables. The wheelbase powers the drones, which use computer vision to recognize the fruit, estimate its size and determine its maturity.
According to the developers, the platform is going to be rented out to several customers on a first-come, first-served basis. It will take into account the amount of harvest and the estimated time for its harvest, which will allow you to determine the schedule of availability in advance.
Cruise launches robot taxi service in San Francisco
Cruise has begun testing driverless robot taxis in San Francisco. Drones deliver passengers free of charge, from 11 pm to 5 am.
Users wishing to participate in the trials must leave application on the company’s website. One of the first to test the service was General Motors CEO Mary Barra, who called the trip “a highlight.”
Cruise has raised $1.35 billion in funding from SoftBank amid the robotic taxi launch. The company will spend the funds to expand the team and scale the business.
Azerbaijani artist held an exhibition of carpets created by a neural network
In New York City passed digital exhibition of Azerbaijani carpets “Revival of Aesthetics” created with the help of AI. The author plans to demonstrate exhibits in London and Moscow. Images of carpets created by a neural network. Data: Daily Sabah.
Artist Orkhan Mammadov passed 150,000 photos of carpets with various ornaments through a neural network. The algorithm analyzed the images and identified the general characteristics of the patterns that the author used to create the exhibition collection.
According to Mammadov, the goal of the project is to show the world the culture of Azerbaijan.
The most important AI deals of the last week
From January 30 to February 5, 2022, artificial intelligence startups raised over $1 billion. Here are the most interesting transactions.
- Smart City Manufacturers Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners attracted $400 million
- Annotell collected $24 million to develop data tagging tools for self-driving vehicles.
- Wrk received $43 million to support a service for automating workflows.
- HireEZ recruiting platform developers attracted $26 million
- Pecan AI collected $66 million to scale a predictive analytics service for enterprises.
- Workflow Security Platform Provider Cerby attracted $12 million
- GWI collected $180 million to expand geographic coverage and demographic depth for SaaS market research.
- Amitruck received $4 million to scale the service to optimize shipping.
- Loadsmart attracted $200 million to expand products for automating logistics processes.
- Developers of Causal AI technology causaLens collected $45 million
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